December 27 – National Fruitcake Day

December 27, 2012 at 12:39 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National Fruitcake Day

Five Food Finds about Fruitcake

  • The Egyptians thought so much of these cakes that they put them in tombs. They thought that fruitcakes would survive the long journey to the afterlife.
  • Even Crusaders knew that fruitcakes could withstand a long journey. Not only did these cakes withstand long journeys, but they were also full of nutritious items like dried fruit and nuts.
  • Fruitcakes were the wedding cake of choice in England.  Single female wedding guests would take a piece home and place it under their pillow in hopes of dreaming of the man they would marry.
  • Fruitcake is perfectly edible as long as there is no mold on it.
  • If your fruitcake dries out, soak it in alcohol or some other liquid and it will become as edible as it ever was.


Today’s Food History

1741 Jean Etienne Bore was born. The inventor of the sugar granulating…

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